Text Masking using Text Styles

Published on February 7, 2011

When placing text in a plan sheet it is preferred that there is no line work or graphics behind the text. Having the graphics behind the text makes it difficult to read. MicroStation Text Styles allow for a background to be placed around the text to make it appear as the text is clipping the graphics behind it.

    1. From the pull down menu Element > Text Styles. The Element Text Styles dialog will appear.
    2. Create a new Text Style named Mask Text.
    3. Setup the font and text size as needed.
    4. Select the tab Background and toggle ON the Background.
    5. From the Color drop down for Fill Color and Color select B in the lower right hand corner of the dialog. This will set the masking color to be the same as the background color.
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  1. Place text using the new style Mask Text.

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3 Responses to “Text Masking using Text Styles”

  1. Envision Newsletter February 2011 - Envision CAD | MicroStation Training & InRoads Training Says:

    April 11th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

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  2. arthur Says:

    July 15th, 2014 at 2:14 am

    the problem we are facing is it is blanking also the other reference hatches and filled region that we need

    is it possible to mask the text only for a specified object like smartlines?

  3. Rod Wing Says:

    July 15th, 2014 at 7:49 am

    That is not possible with a text mask. In order to accomplish this type of masking you will need to disable the text style mask, draw a separate masking shape to cover the smartlines, and then adjust the display and/or print priorities accordingly.

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